The White House is proposing to raise the wages of federal government workers by 0.5%:
Note the responses of the government workers quoted in the article. They feel that this raise is too small.
Of course, the average government worker makes $75,000 per year according to the article. And let’s not forget that federal salaries are already higher than salaries for the same jobs in the private sector:
The federal government is already borrowing over 40% of the money that it is spending. The national debt is over $15 trillion dollars. And the people who brought this economic mess to you are getting raises.